WELCOME The Pacific Northwest Folklore Society was founded by Walt Robertson and friends in 1953 in the University District of Seattle. The Society is devoted to the understanding and development of the folklore of this area. Collection, study, preservation, publication, and performance are all aspects of the Society’s activities. The people of the Pacific Northwest are heir to a rich heritage of legend, song, dance, and other forms of lore. This study greatly aids the understanding not only of ourselves, but of our forebears and the land from which they sprung.
The NW HOOT The Pacific Northwest Folklore Society’s e-zine the NW HOOT (as in hootenanny) announces upcoming events and includes articles on folk music, folklore and the traditional music scene in the Pacific Northwest.
PACIFIC NORTHWEST SONGS – A project to collect and present songs that relate to the history, people, and places of the Pacific Northwest.
COFFEEHOUSE CONCERTS We produce monthly concerts every 2nd Friday at Couth Buzzard Books. Here are upcoming Events, and also Past Performances. At right, a concert with Claudia Schmidt at the Couth. Seattle Coffeehouse Live! – a virtual CD of performers recorded at the Wayward Coffeehouse (and a few at the Couth Buzzard) in 2009-2010.
BOOKINGS The Pacific Northwest Folklore Society provides a niche for music not commonly heard in the folk music scene around Seattle. While our mission is to promote the more traditional folk music, we view this in a very broad sense: Read More
STEW’S FOLK MUSIC CORNER Every 2nd Saturday
Come to Couth Buzzard Books/Café Espresso Buono every 2nd Saturday, from noon ’til 1:30 pm, play a few tunes, sing some songs over a cup of coffee or tea and a lunch-time snack. Bring Back America Singing
MUSIC from the PNW